RBI is Intent on Keeping Down Yields, Shackling Market Shorting Intentions
In normal times, high government bond supply and inflation trending at higher than RBI target levels would push up bond yields, as markets would increasing the risk premium on bonds. However, given the pandemic that has led to a steep fall in GDP for the 1st quarter of fiscal 2020-21, RBI is intent on supporting government borrowings at low yields and when markets took up yields by 40bps post-release of hawkish RBI August policy minutes, the central bank came out with supportive measures and a strong statement on keeping down yields.
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